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  1. Homemade bands

  2. Low-cost Smartfeeder Low-cost soda bottle feeder Loop antenna Circuit board and battery

  3. Testing

  4. Two possible arrangements On the feeder or Below the feeder

  5. Low-cost Smartfeeder Real time clock and backup battery ($4) 256 Kb Memory IC ($2) ID-2 (CORE-2) RFID reader ($20) PIC Microprocessor ($7) Other components ($8) Feeder and housing ($6) COST: ~$47 per feeder With bulk purchase ~$30

  6. Citizen science & data collection Smartfeeder connected to participant’s home PC Data transmission over the internet to central server and database Automated email to participant detailing the history of individuals logged by his/her feeder

  7. Potential smartfeeder uses: • General enhancement of MAPS (Mapping Avian Productivity and Survival) and similar programs. • Establishing migration routes. • Monitoring stopover behavior (duration, foraging intensity, etc…) • Monitoring responses to habitat disturbance or enhancement (development, fragmentation, fire, restoration, etc…) • Experimental studies (food supplementation, nutrient delivery, etc…)